May 24, 2024 | 16:30 GMT+7

Thua Thien-Hue province promotes green transporation

Chu Khôi -

Focus is made on green energy conversion.

An electric truck is used for waste collection in Hue city.
An electric truck is used for waste collection in Hue city.

Central Thua Thien-Hue province has gained positive results in green energy conversion, reducing carbon and methane emissions in the transportation sector, according to Mr. Hoang Hai Minh, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.

Addressing the South-South Lessons Learned Workshop on Aligning Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) with Green Recovery, co-organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the provincial People’s Committee, Mr. Minh cited some key projects, including "Support for providing preferential loans for individuals to purchase electric vehicles" for local people; and deploying six electric trucks as a pilot waste collection site in Hue city funded by UNDP.

“Some projects include the pilot ‘Support for providing preferential loans for individuals to purchase electric vehicles’ for people in Thua Thien-Hue province; deploying six electric trucks at a pilot waste collection site in Hue City funded by UNDP; researching and testing green transportation policy for shippers delivering goods by motorbike in Hue City; and installing solar panel systems for electric vehicle charging stations," Mr. Minh said.

The primary objective of the workshop, held on May 22-24, is to share insights and lessons learned from the pilot countries on integrating NDCs with green recovery initiatives. Another key objective is to identify best practices and challenges in aligning NDCs with sustainable economic recovery efforts.

In response to the dual challenges of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing climate change, the alignment of NDCs with green recovery strategies has become a vital pathway for sustainable development. To support this goal, the UNDP initiated a targeted support project for five pilot countries—Benin, Albania, Ecuador, Vietnam, and Jordan. This initiative focuses on leveraging the NDC enhancement and implementation process to foster a recovery that is robust, equitable, and sustainable, highlighting the importance of the Paris Agreement and its instruments, such as NDCs, National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), and Long-Term Strategies (LTS).

The pilot countries have undertaken various initiatives, including policy alignment, financial strategies, capacity building, and knowledge sharing, to integrate NDCs into their green recovery efforts.

 “Green recovery and green economy efforts must be vigorously pursued at national, regional, and global levels, guided by the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. Strong political commitment from governments and active private sector engagement are critical for achieving a green and resilient economy, leveraging NDCs to secure both national and international resources for their enhancement and implementation,” said Mr. Patrick Haverman, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Vietnam.


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